Eating for Good Health
Diabetes can be better managed through healthy eating, regular physical activity and aiming for a healthy weight. No special diet is required. People with type 2 diabetes and those at risk are encouraged to choose the same healthy foods as all Australians.
The Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013 provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research.
By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and also help reduce our risk of chronic health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity.
While these guidelines are designed to help keep the whole population healthy and are suitable for those with type 2 diabetes, if you are seeking advice that is individualised just for you, you should see an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
Diabetes Tasmania has a team of Accredited Practising Dietitians. Phone us on 1300 136 588 for more information on how to make an appointment with one.
Diabetes Tasmania’s Accredited Practising Dietitians can also help you with healthy eating advice.